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The President answers questions about allegations that he had an affair with
The pope arrives in Cuba.
And did you know area universities sign exclusive contracts with major soft
Another chilly rain on the way but it looks like it will hold off until
tomorrow afternoon. Details ahead.
Tonight on Health Check --
A new report shows AIDS cases in Virginia are on the decline.
And researchers say computerized pap smears are no better than a human
screening -- just more expensive.
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The President denies he had an affair with a 21 year old White House intern.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Washington is abuzz with the latest allegations of misconduct.
The President is accused of having an affair with a college intern-
and then instructing the woman to cover it up.
(And in an unusual move today, the President went on an interview program to
talk about the allegations.)
Jonathan Freed is covering the events as they unfold- and has the latest
from Washington DCTERMS.
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OUT Q=cover it up.
((If politics were an ideal world, the President would have been able to keep a
low profile for a while...before confronting the latest allegations in the
Paula Jones sexual harassment case.
But a pre-scheduled television interview forced him to respond in person.
I DID NOT ASK ANYBODY NOT TO TELL THE TRUTH...NO
IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP...THE ALLEGATIONS ARE NOT TRUE...I DO NOT KNOW THE BASIS
OF THEM...HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE...I WILL BE VIGOROUS...BUT I HAVE GOT TO GET
BACK TO DOING THE WORK OF THE COUNTRY.
This is the woman Bill Clinton is alleged to have had an affair with...former
White House intern, Monica Lewinsky...who was 21 years-old at the time.
It's tied to the Paula Jones case because Lewinsky is one of several women
believed to be involved in Jones' attorneys' investigation of Clinton's sexual
The Washington Post reported that Clinton, along with his friend and advisor
Vernon Jordan, told Lewinsky to deny the idea of an affair with the President.
Lewinsky's lawyer confirmed that she has already given an affidavit in the
WILLIAM GINSBURG/LEWINSKY'S ATTORNEY: THE MEAT OF THE AFFIDAVIT DENIES
THERE EVER WAS A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Now there's word that independent counsel, Kenneth Starr will be investigating
allegations of perjury, false statements and obstruction of justice involving
The Post also reports that another former White House aide tape recorded
conversations that she had with the ex-intern...where Lewinsky allegedly
states that she had an affair with Clinton and that he asked her to cover it
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Pope John Paul the Second is embarking on an historic trip this evening --
The Pontiff arrived in Cuba less than an hour ago.
He's scheduled to spend five days there boosting the Roman Catholic Church's
role in the communist country.
The pope was greeted by Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
After kissing a bowl of soil, Pope John Paul used a cane to walk toward
the podium with Castro.
He's expected to meet with Castro at least twice this trip.
The Pontiff is expected to stay in Havana each night and make day-trips to
the provinces of Santa Clara and Santiago de Cuba.
He is expected to return to Rome Monday.
The U-S Supreme Court has denied an Amherst County man's death row appeal
for a new sentence.
In 1988, Douglas Buchanan was convicted and sentenced to die for the murder
of four family members.
Buchanan had claimed the jury wasn't specifically told to consider testimony
about his troubled childhood and psychological problems. SUPER=03-Washington,
His appeal was heard by the nation's highest court last November.
But in a six to three decision today, the justices ruled the jury acted
IN Q=I'm really glad
((ED MEEKS/BUCHANAN PROSECUTOR: I'M REALLY GLAD THAT THE HARD WORK OF THE
COURT, COUNSEL FOR BOTH SIDES AND THE JURY HAS BEEN UPHELD, AND MAYBE NOW,
AFTER TEN YEARS, WE CAN PUT THIS CASE TO AN END.))
SUPER=01-Ed Meeks/Buchanan Prosecutor; :00
OUT Q=to an end.
A new execution date for Buchanan should be scheduled within 30- days.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The interview process continues to find a new Roanoke City Police Chief--
that story's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
And the Virginia Department of Education praises Franklin County schools
with high marks and money for its efforts in teaching technology.
And on health check --
A new study shows doctors may be treating patients for Lyme disease
Patrick brings us some blues music in a little bit...
And Mike Stevens has a chock-filled TWo Minute Sports Ticker--
Don't go away.
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The city of Roanoke has narrowed its search for a new police chief.
Today, members of two panels began interviews with the eight finalists.
The private interviews are being conducted at the Hotel Roanoke.
Public Safety Director Chip Snead says all of the candidates have at least
20 years of law enforcement experience.
IN Q=Two internal candidates
((CHIP SNEAD/PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: TWO INTERNAL CANDIDATES. SIX EXTERNAL
CANDIDATES ARE FROM OTHER OTHER POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN VIRGINIA AND THE OTHER
FOUR CANDIDATES ARE FROM OUT OF STATE.))
SUPER=01-Chip Snead/Public Safety Director;
OUT Q=from out of state.
The local chapter of the N-Double A-C-P objected in December, when the city
reopened the application process.
But after meeting with Roanoke officials, chapter president Martin Jeffrey
says he's cautiously optimistic today.
Many universities are signing exclusive contracts with major soft drink
Virginia Tech and Radford University are among the colleges reaping huge
But which sodas are working out deals with which campuses?
Teresa Hamilton is in our Blacksburg newsroom with the answer.
Jean, here in Blacksburg the Hokies are usheringSUPER=@Teresa1;
in "Generation Next" along with Pepsi.
While Radford University has concluded "coke is it".
IN Q=I much
SUPER=01-Scott Bradshaw/Tech Student; :00 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Jennie Hilton/RU Student; :37
OUT Q=but coke's here.
IN Q=I much
((SCOTT BRADSHAW/TECH STUDENT:I MUCH PREFER COKE, ACTUALLY, I DON'T REALLY KNOW
WHY, I JUST LIKE IT BETTER. ))
OUT Q=it better.
Scott Bradshaw may prefer Coke-- but at Virginia Tech-- where he's a
student-- Pepsi products are what you'll find in most vending machines.
But its about more than just soft drinks.
In 1990, the university signed a contract with Pepsi.
It's an agreement that will net the school more than five and a half million
dollars over a ten year period.
Tech officials say the proceeds fund scholarships and building improvements.
Radford University has a similar arrangement with Coca Cola.
IN Q=Do you
((DO YOU FEEL FOR THE PEOPLE WHO PREFER PEPSI? JENNIE HILTON/RU STUDENT:YEAH,
BECAUSE THEY CAN'T FIND IT ON CAMPUS, MY FRIENDS LOOK FOR IT AND CAN'T FIND IT
SO THEY WANT TO HAVE BOTH HERE, SO, BUT COKE'S HERE. ))
OUT Q=coke's here.
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(Question: Teresa, were any of the students you talked with -- upset over the
Franklin County schools score high marks in the Commonwealth when it comes
The school system earned a perfect score- and 90-thousand-dollars for its
top-notch technology program.
In the Elementary schools, students learn math and english on computers.
And they're even using child-friendly laptops.
IN Q=The neat thing
((DR. TAMMY MCGRAW/TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR: THE NEAT THING ABOUT THESE IS THEY
ARE CHILD-PROOF FOR THE MOST PART. THEY CAN BE DROPPED WITHOUT SUSTAINING MUCH
DAMAGE WE'VE FOUND. THEY LOOK NEAT. KIDS LIKE THE WAY THEY LOOK. AND THEY'RE
VERY PORTABLE SO KIDS CAN TAKE THEM ON FIELD TRIPS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Tammy McGraw/Technology Coordinator;
OUT Q=on field trips
Eighth-graders spend a semester at the Center for Applied Technology and
Using computer cameras, they can see and speak to other students around the
IN Q=I think it's like
((LAUREN DAVIS/STUDENT: I THINK IT'S LIKE MORE INDIVIDUAL INSTEAD OF HAVING TO
BE IN BIG GROUPS MOST OF THE TIME.))
OUT Q=of the time
Teachers are also students-- many of them are brushing up on their computer
The money awarded was part of the federal government's Goals 2000 program.
The school system plans to buy more laptops, to give parents the opportunity to
He was credited for inspiring a whole generation of rock and roll
musicians... and even some people in southwest Virginia.
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Robert Johnson, a tremendously influential blues musician, died in 1938, but
his music and legend live on.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Tonight in our studios, Patrick Evans welcomes a man very familiar with
Johnson's music and technique--
Fill us in Patrick.
SUPER=01-Scott Ainslie/Visiting Professor & Blues Musician;
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- Mike has everthing from collge basketball
plus the winner of this weekend's superbowl.
Coming up next on Health Check --
A new study indicates doctors may be giving patients
antibiotics for lyme disease -- even if they don't really have the tick-borne
Good afternoon-- I'm Keith Humphry. Coming up on News-7 at Six..
Meet an Olympic hopeful from Danville.
Randy Russel is a former football player turned bobsledder.
Recently, he gave it his all at the Olympic bobsled trials in Salt Lake
His job.. a sled pusher.. racing at speeds of up to 90-miles-an-hour.
IN Q=It's really more
((RANDY RUSSEL/BOBSLEDDER:IT'S REALLY MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE. YOU THINK 'WELL,
YOU JUST RUN AND JUMP IN A BOBSLED.' NO IT'S STRENGTH AND SPEED AND A LOT OF
TECHNIQUE TOO AND TEAMWORK.))
OUT Q=and teamwork.
Russel won't compete for an Olympic medal this time around.. but his dream
of competing for team USA isn't dead.
double boxes Jean/Keith
This story and more coming up for you tonight on News7 at Six.. Jean.
He's one to watch...thanks Keith.
Some doctors are reacting with dismay after the government publicly
chastised them for not paying their debts.
Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services set up a page on
it's World Wide Web site, listing the names of doctors who have defaulted on
their student loans.
Roanoke Chiropractor David Kilmer is on the list with a 51-thousand dollar
He declined to talk on camera, but did say the Health and Human Services
Department has made unreasonable demands, and he was trying to resolve the
matter with another agency.
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Other doctors across the country also say they're working to repay the loans
and didn't understand why they were singled out.
IN Q=I have worked
((DR. DAVID JERRETT/DENTIST; I HAVE WORKED SOMETHING OUT WITH THEM AND I HAVE
MADE MY PAYMENTS FAITHFULLY, ON TIME...
SO YOU'RE SURPRISED BY THIS?
SUPER=01-Dr. David Jerrett/Dentist;
OUT Q=very surprised
The doctors' troubles don't end here.
Their names have been reported to the Justice Department for possible
The number of Virginians dying from AIDS was cut in half last year.
During the first six months of 1997, the number of AIDS deaths was nearly 50
percent lower than the same period in 1996.
The Virginia Department of Health credits new drug treatments for the
decrease because they prolong the onset of full-blown AIDS
Last week, the Health Department reported a three percent drop in reported
AIDS cases in 1997.
Technology may not be better when it comes to pap smears.
The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology says a computer system for double
checking pap smears is no better than humans with microscopes.
Pap tests are used to detect cervical cancer in women.
The Pap-net system was recently approved by the Food and Drug
The manufacturer of the system disputes the study's findings.
The Institute does say Papnet is worth the extra cost in labs that process a
lot of abnormal pap smears or ones that employ less accurate technicians.
Lyme Disease may be getting too much attention from doctors.
A study by the University of Maryland School of Medicine found that doctors
overtest and overtreat for Lyme Disease.
Two- thirds of the patients who went to doctors after a tick-bite were
tested for Lyme Disease and more than half were treated with antibiotics.
In almost every case, tests for the disease turned out negative and no
patients actually developed the disease.
Turning now to sports-- the Virginia Cavaliers add another loss to their
Time now to check in with Mike Stevens and his Two Minute Sports Ticker.
Time is ticking away as the countdown to Sunday's Super bowl continues out in
More interviews and a little practice were the order of the day for the
Packers and Broncos this afternoon.
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA; :00
The Packers are anything but up tight. Take a look at Brett Favre posing for
the camera as he walks on the practice today.
The Packers are heavy favorites and comfortable in that role.
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((REGGIE WHITE/PACKERS DEFENSIVE END:))
((TERRELL DAVIS/BRONCOS RUNNING BACK:))
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SUPER=01-Terrell Davis/Broncos Running Back; :07
OUT Q=...HANDS FULL."
Now, if you can't wait until Sunday for the game, don't worry.
The folks at Sony Playstation let the computer take charge as it matched up
the Packers and Broncos in the GameDay 98 realm.
Antonio Freeman was one of several Packers to find the endzone as the Packers
beat the Broncos 31-to-17.
There is still time for Denver to go into the game and trade a couple players
like maybe Vaughn Hebron for Dorsey Levens.
The Virginia Cavaliers are now just one game above 500 after getting bitten
by the Tigers last night at Littlejohn Coliseum.
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Jeff Jones was hoping Sunday's win over N.C. State would give his team a
little momentum heading into Clemson last night.
But Clemson was too quick for the Cavs.
Terrell McIntyre's kickout pass to Tony Christie, accounted for a three
pointer. Christie had 17 points on the night.
And when McIntyre got another of his 7 assists to Harold Jamison on the
baseline for the slam. Clemson hit the half on top 36-to-22.
The lead would expand to 18, before UVa came roaring back behind Colin
Ducharme - who scored a team high 16 points.
But Jamison stuffed any comeback hopes with this power slam.
UVa loses it 69 to 52. The Cavs hosts Duke on Saturday at noon right here on
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And once again Your Hometown Station is loaded with ACC basketball tonight.
Join us at nine this evening as we head down to Atlanta where Ga. Tech hosts
the Maryland Terrapins.
Both teams need a win to stay afloat in the league. Each comes in with three
Jean has more News 7 at Five for you in just a moment.
Have a good night everybody.
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Skating and Hockey have been Olympic sports for years- but his year Curling
joins the Olympic lineup.
The U-S Olympic team is hoping to bring home a gold medal- in a sport that
includes rocks, brooms and ice.
((DAVE JOHNSON/US CURLING TEAM: A LOT OF PEOPLE CALL IT CHESS ON ICE BECAUSE
OF THE STRATEGY THATS INVOLVED. BUT IT'S MORE LIKE A GOLF SPORT.))
SUPER=01-Dave Johnson/U.S. Curling Team;
OUT Q=like a golf sport.
In case you didn't know the brooms create a think film of water so the rock